Belmont junior music business major Emma Martin has been selected to receive a 2020 Scholarship award from Live Nation, the world’s leading live entertainment company, in partnership with the nonprofit House of Blues Music Forward Foundation. Martin is one of five outstanding college students pursuing music industry careers who will be awarded a total of $45,000 in scholarships.
This year’s diverse group of gifted scholarship recipients were selected based on academic performance, leadership skills and a passionate commitment to the live entertainment experience.
Martin is the recipient of the 2019 $10,000 Live Nation U.S. Concerts Scholarship. This scholarship supports students pursuing careers in the five core areas of Live Nation’s business: concert and venue promotion, sponsorship and advertising, ticketing, e-commerce and artist management.
Martin believes music brings people together and she said she wants to create spaces where people feel connected with each other.
“House of Blues Music Forward Foundation works to empower underrepresented groups in the music industry and receiving this scholarship is such an honor,” she said. “As an Asian woman entering this industry, I want to promote inclusivity and diversity, to ensure that future leaders continue to be represented.”
Martin, a Norcross, Georgia native, began playing the viola at age nine and was in orchestra class from fourth grade until her junior year of college. She turned her interest in performing into a pursuit of a career in the music business. At Belmont, Martin has been a Writer’s Night Producer and Council Member of the Belmont Showcase Series and has participated in CMA edu, Grammy U, Belmont University Copyright Society and Women in Entertainment. She interned at Olivia Management in Nashville, where her hard work, passion and intelligence were praised by her colleagues.
“Live Nation is committed to investing in the next generation of diverse music industry leaders through our distinct scholarship program that supports students pursuing live entertainment careers,” said Mark Campana, chief operating officer, Live Nation U.S. Concerts. “We are dedicated to ongoing action to making a difference and proudly support this year’s esteemed awardees as part of our collective strategy to amplify diversity and inclusion in the industry.”